Johnny Depp and Amber Heard starred in the biggest media trial in Hollywood history and the era of social media. Johnny won the libel trial against his ex-wife in Fairfax, Virginia. The legal dispute between the two stars will be told in a new film entitled The Depp / Heard Trial, which will debut exclusively on the free streaming service Tubi.
The film stars Mark Hapka as Johnny Depp and Megan Davis as Amber Heard. Melissa Marty as Depp's attorney, Camille Vasquez and Mary Carrig will play Amber's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft. The film is produced by Brittany Clemons, Angie Day, Marianne C.
Wunch, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew. Autumn Federici and Kristifor Cvijetic are the producers. Hannah Pillemer, EVP Creative of Affairs for MarVista, explained: "The Depp / Heard Trial is one of many current and culturally relevant original films derived from our expanding partnership and slate of films produced in collaboration with Tubi.
Connecting Viewers. to stories with this kind of social currency and topicality makes watching them a must for any fan of pop culture or celebrity drama." Adam Lewinson, Tubi's chief content officer, said, "Production on the film was accelerated by Tubi and MarVista" to capture a timely version of a story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist, painting a unique picture of what millions of people have seen it act in the headlines over the summer."
After six weeks of trial and 13 hours of deliberations in the closed chamber, the jury made the final decision.
Amber Heard will have to pay her ex-husband $ 15 million in damages for defaming him: less than the 50 million requested by the plaintiff, more than double the alimony received at the time of the divorce. Johnny Depp will also have to compensate Amber Heard albeit to a lesser extent than she will.
In fact, the jurors awarded the actress a fee of $ 2 million for when her ex-husband's lawyer called her accusations a scam. Johnny Depp was not present at the verdict reading because he is still in Great Britain where he played with Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Source close to the plaintiff said: "Due to work commitments made before the trial, he will not physically be in court, but will log in to watch the outcome of the dispute from the UK."